Articles on ‘Music Theatre’

Small theatre’s struggle for survival: Industry speaks out

Independent theatre producers have slammed the mainstream media for the way they cover smaller shows, and have spoken about the massive costs in keeping the vital sector alive. Anne-Maree McDonald, who recently produced a one night only concert version of the little-known show Floyd Collins, said the media was struggling to provide the right level of… Read more.

Beautiful show bound for Brisbane

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, Songs For A New World, is a dynamic and gripping contemporary musical about the moment of decision, the point at which anyone transitions from the… Read more.

Theatre veterans to train rising stars

With some of the biggest musicals ever currently taking the Australian stage by storm, demand for exceptionally talented performers is high. Queenie van de Zandt, one of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, is joining with the industry’s biggest names to give upcoming performers the training they need to succeed in the business. For the past… Read more.

Mann to star in new musical

It’s something most have us have been through, and now the tough reality of being ‘dumped’ has been made into a musical. Written by Emma Powell, Dumped! opens at the Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane on April 28. The show stars Colette Mann, Jodie Gillies, Amanda Levy and Meghan O’Shea. The show is being promoted as an… Read more.

New Musical Company for Perth

An in-concert version of the classic musical Oklahoma! will play in Perth in March. The musical features a 25 piece orchestra on stage with a full cast of top West Australian musical theatre talent. The show is being presented at His Majesty’s Theatre by IAJ International, which is presenting a number of musicals in Perth in 2010…. Read more.

A Quick Chat With Erin Cornell

Erin Cornell is currently appearing in Wicked in Japan. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When i was little my nan was in The Sweet Adelines Barber shop group. I always dreamed when i was older i would join and become a sweet Adeline. I loved the sound,… Read more.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Completely camp and outrageously glitzy, Harvest Rain has turned the biblical tale of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into a night of superficial fun. Returning to the stage for the second time this year, the musical delivered what it promised; a visit to the 60s and a “unique, fresh and slightly quirky” creation. It… Read more.